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connection settings, where to get the information

May 25, 2017 at 01:39 AM

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I am new to SAP, I do not work in a place that uses SAP, but I like to learn SAP so I can get a job in SAP.

I download the SAP Hana Express, and the NetWeaver ABAP 7.2 on Eclipse. I am following three different training videos on SAP.com and YouTude and SAPTrainingHQ.com, which all three videos fail to explain how to connect or configure the GUI.

I get this error: C:\User\Admin\\AppData\Roaming\SAP\Common' does not point to a SAP GUI configuration file. Upon clicking OK I get a Connection Settings asking for the following... System ID, Application Server, Instance Number.

The system ID i believe is SYS which in the system ID for the HANA connection, thus the Instance would be the same, but what is the Application Server?

How do I configure ABAP in my HANA Express or rather in the SAP Studio within Eclipse?

Please Help?

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May 25, 2017 at 04:52 PM
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HANA Express by default uses system ID "HXE", Instance number 90.

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but what is the Application Server the settings is asking for?

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Can you access this link: https://sap.github.io/cloud-s4ext/week-1/unit-6/? In the VM environment, it explains the logon information as following:
  • Description : Local NetWeaver
  • Application Server: 127.0.0.1
  • Instance Number : 00
  • System ID: NPL

  • Can you try similar and see whether it will work? Sorry that I cannot help more as I mainly work on HXE part.

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    Rudi Leibbrandt
    Jun 05, 2017 at 04:28 PM
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    This post is a primer on connecting a NW server to a HANA in an MDC config (default for HANA 2, and HANA express). It would be useful to review this, as well as the steps to create/enable a tenantDB.

    The HXE configuration has a disabled tenantDB called "HXE" which can just be enabled and used - it is disabled to ensure the most minimal footprint possible on first startup, and most of the tutorials available for HXE runs well with it disabled.

    I'd say that a tenantDB is required if you want to do any "real" work. Note that every tenantDB will listen on it's own port - don't assume it runs on 3XX15 (where xx is the instance number).

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